This video is a brief overview of the exhibit, which officially opened to the public November 5, 2021. ​The display featured artifacts from the two most recognized conflicts of the last century – World War I, and World War II. We'll cover just a few featured items here.

The screw picket, or 'cork-screw', sometimes 'pig's-tail', was a piece of equipment used to hold up barbed wire, twisted into the ground to hang barbed wire from. Pickets were previously used, but the noise from hammering them into the ground rendered wiring parties targets to enemy fire.

The maple leaf in this central portion of the display was created with poppies made by elementary school students. Contributions of handmade poppies came from Flamborough Centre, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, and Mary Hopkins schools.

The central part of the display, dubbed 'No Man's Land' by the volunteers that put the exhibit together, was a stark reminder of some of the realities of war.

One of many interesting items in the display cabinet, the long, looped steel post stumped a few visitors. Loaned for use in the display by a Heritage Society member, it was able to highlight a part of military history that may not be well known.

No Man's Land

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